Today I have Emma Pass - the wonderful author of ACID - on the blog telling us the top 10 things a writer needs! I asked her to go with less stereotypical things like 'pen' or 'paper', so here they are. You can follow her on Twitter here and you can check out her books here! Enjoy!
Everyone knows that to be creative, you need to be comfortable. So why get dressed when you don't have to?
See point 1. Any idiot can sit in a chair at a desk.
So the neighbours don't catch sight of you sitting in bed in your pyjamas all day.
So you've got someone to bounce your ideas off who won't answer back (or tell you the book you're writing is not, actually, the best thing since Harry Potter/The Hunger Games/Twilight).
For all those hours of procrastination AKA 'research'. Also good for online shopping so you don't actually have to get dressed to go and buy food/books/whatever.
For those rare and terrifying occasions you do have to venture outside (the light can really hurt your eyes). Oh, and don't forget to put on some clothes! (And shoes. Shoes are also good.)
Not only will it keep you toasty in winter, the neighbours won't be able to hear you swearing when you hit your latest plot-snarl.
For all that TV you're going to miss while you're hard at work on your book. Although, why not have a quick flick through now, just in case you're missing anything?
You need to stay alert to meet those deadlines. What do you mean, you haven't slept in a week? Get back to work!
After a hard day's
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